Top 10 Budget-Friendly Restaurants in Oaxaca

Let me preface these recommendations by saying, this is not by any means an exhaustive list and is definitely based on my personal preferences. There are plenty of affordable restaurants and street vendors in Oaxaca, but sadly I couldn't try all of them. After all, we were only visiting for 10 days, and since we… Continue reading Top 10 Budget-Friendly Restaurants in Oaxaca

Visiting Jalatlaco and Xochimilco, Oaxaca | Hidden Gems or in Danger of Gentrification?

In 2019, Time Out magazine included the colonial, colorful, charming neighborhood of Jalatlaco, Oaxaca in their list of "coolest neighborhoods in the world." Google's top search results for the neighborhood include a confusing mix of older posts calling it a hidden gem, with newer posts drawing attention to the looming danger of gentrification. gentrificationthe process… Continue reading Visiting Jalatlaco and Xochimilco, Oaxaca | Hidden Gems or in Danger of Gentrification?

A Guide to Ordering Food in Oaxaca

Most menus in Oaxaca will be in Spanish only, but the good thing is, a lot of market and street stalls offer typical local specialties, and the menus are, for the most part, very similar. You could always try my method for the first few days, which was to simply try a new thing every… Continue reading A Guide to Ordering Food in Oaxaca

How to Visit Monte Albán | 2023 Guide

Monte Albán is one of the top tourist destinations in Oaxaca state and it's easy to see why. Located a 20 minute or so ride from the zócalo, or main square, you'll weave up the bumpy and narrow mountain road, with an incredible view of the city of Oaxaca and surrounding areas, and at the… Continue reading How to Visit Monte Albán | 2023 Guide

Visiting the Cultural Museum of Oaxaca and Ethnobotanical Garden

Pretty much all of the "what-to-do while visiting Oaxaca" lists you'll find online will include this activity, and after visiting the Cultural Museum of Oaxaca, I'm looking forward to sharing with you the reasons I wholeheartedly agree with all those lists. The museum entrance is right under those double arches How to Get to the… Continue reading Visiting the Cultural Museum of Oaxaca and Ethnobotanical Garden